Lynn Hershman Leeson

Moving Image, 2008

Filmmaker and multimedia artist Lynn Hershman Leeson works in photography, video, installation, and interactive and internet-based media. Her experimental narrative, Strange Culture, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and opened the documentary program at Berlinale 2007. Her 2002 film, Teknolust, starring Tilda Swinton and Jeremy Davies, also premiered at Sundance and traveled to many international festival and museums. Her 1983 work, Lorna, was the first interactive Video Art Disc released in the U.S. Hershman is the chair of the cinema department at the San Francisco Art Institute and a consulting professor at Stanford University.
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Awards and Accomplishments

2010: Leeson wins the 4th Develop Digital Art Award (ddaa), an international prize honoring lifetime achievement in the field of new media, awarded by the Digital Art Museum in Berlin, Germany

2009: Lynn Hershman Leeson receives Guggenheim Fellowship